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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 11, 2009 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Notes:
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Best Morning Dew ever!!!
-- Recorded By Jim Wise
-- Thanks to Jim Wise for lending me his master cassettes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Collection: : GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: June 18, 1983 (check for other copies)
Venue: Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Source: Sennheiser 421 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell UDXLII-C90/Dolby B)
Lineage: Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC/16
Taped by: Jim Wise
Transferred by: Charlie Miller

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-06-18.senn421.wise.miller.103285.flac16

I remember it well - one of my alltime favorites

"And I aint gonna argue with Charlie Miller"

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

I've given up the holy grail on this one. To many great versions of this song and it's basically the latest greatest I'm listening to at the moment. My vote for the most most timeless or consistent song in the dead archive.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 11, 2009 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Only after posting all over this thread did I finally sit down and listen to 6-18-83 Morning Dew. The audience recording is not very sharp but lets all the instruments shine through nonetheless. As others have noticed, Phil is droppin' bombs and playing lead guitar. That 6 string sounds fantastic!

Even more so, I was pleasantly surprised and moved by Jerry's singing which lacks the harshness/croaky-ness that you hear so often in the 80s.

Not sure if this is the best ever, but is a VERY effective reading of the song and judging from the AUD recording, the crowd thought so too. The joy of life is very palpable in the soundscape during the final jam.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 11, 2009 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

This show flies way under the radar because of the lack of SBD - If a board of this show would have been available over the last 26 years - everyone would be singing the praises. Granted, it's not the greatest show ever, just a damn good one from 83.

Thus the case with many shows from many era's.

"Thats a whole nother debate"

Perfect example 6-24-70

http://www.archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf

And how many 60's and early 70's show with no boards that don't get the respect they deserve.

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

1983 had some grateful jams... nobody bus and all.
This show and the one prior would be another choice for a Road Trips economy Box

Alabama Getaway ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Dire Wolf
Hell In A Bucket
West L.A. Fadeaway
Me And My Uncle ->
Mexicali Blues
Althea
C C Rider ->
Might As Well

Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower
Let It Grow
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Truckin' ->
Wang Dang Doodle ->
Morning Dew ->
Around And Around ->
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-09-11.fob.nak300.unknown.watson.100454.flac16

The Music Never Stopped
They Love Each Other
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues ->
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
New Minglewood Blues ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider

Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Cumberland Blues
Playing In The Band ->
China Doll ->
Space ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
One More Saturday Night

Cold Rain And Snow
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-09-10.fob.nak700.wagner.motb-0079.94508.sbeok.flac16

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This post was modified by yur worst enemy too on 2009-12-12 02:01:21

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 11, 2009 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Ask Deadheads for a best of....be ready for a million diff. answers. Here's the best DEW ever:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12-oade.sacks.8795.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 11, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

grendelschoice...I'm checkin it out, thanks

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 12, 2009 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

what do you think?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 12, 2009 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

VERY nice, my top 80's so far

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 13, 2009 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Cool...I agree w/your comment that 5/8/77 is probably best of the best...but for the '80's this one tops my list too...jerry really belts out the lyrics-- just growling during the "young man moan this morning" section, and then the jam to the end is serious stuff....nothin' like a good Dew!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 11, 2009 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

5/8/77 is still the champ for me.

While I think the show itself isn't quite all its cracked up to be, I think the "Dew" from Ithica is quite possibly the only instance where a primal era Dead song actually has its 'best ever' version after the '75 hiatus (and I am a big fan of '68-'70)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 11, 2009 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

IMO, The best Dew of the 70's, perhaps of all time IS >>
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-08.mtx.dan.29511.flac16

End of story

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Nothing better than a Dew in a Military Science/ Physical Education Hall.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 11, 2009 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Thanks, I was too busy (or lazy, take your pick) to grab the link.

I am usually not a fan of best-version-ever discussions because generally speaking I think when a song has been played hundreds of times over 20-30 years it's hard to say that one single instance tops EVERY other...but in this case I actually agree that it's pretty clear cut.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 11, 2009 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Sorry for no link...but I vote 9.2 80 as best brent era Morning Dew! Its filler on a Dicks Picks too( i don't remember which one)

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Dec 12, 2009 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Undisputed by RBNW and I...September 2, 1980 and I believe it's top 5 in Dead Base...ps dont forget the Sugaree while you're at it.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 12, 2009 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

i was there and hope you were too

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Dec 13, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

my third show, the bus came by that night, and I was on for the lifetime ride.


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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 11, 2009 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Though the quality of recording is pretty horrible, Phil recalls this Morning Dew as being a perfect start to great show played to a very small crowd in Columbus '68: http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-11-22.aud.cotsman.10088.sbeok.shnf

2 days after Kent State: http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-06.sbd.gans.94.sbefail.shnf

Ever heard Morning Dew come out of Eyes of the World? No? Well check here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-12.sbd.remaster.102910.flac16

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 11, 2009 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Best Phil Bombs in a Dew, ok. Jerry fanning like crazy at the end, ok... Its easily a top 10 version...

But I just don't think it is possible for a post 74 Dew to hold the title of best ever, regardless of what Charlie Miller might put in the show notes.

Gasp! How dare I blaspheme.

I submit 1974-02-24.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-02-24.sbd.serafin.hollister.200.shnf

Here Jerry plays the guitar in a coherent and miraculous fashion, and doesn't just hold down the strings and furiously strum.

Oh yea, it comes out of the ashes of a 29 minute Dark Star...

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-12-11 14:48:01

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 11, 2009 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

And that show has (one of) the best ever China/Riders.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 11, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Undoubtedly, the best in my book.

How incredible is the transition jam? Just exactly perfect!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 11, 2009 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

on this we can agree.

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

actually it is all ready on disc >

03-23-74
Cow Palace
Daly City, Ca.

U. S. Blues
Promised
B. E. Women
Mexicali
Tennessee Jed
B. T. Wind
Scarlet
BIODTL
Roses
El Paso
Deal
Cassidy
China Cat>
I Know You Rider
WRS Prelude>
WRS Part 1>
Let It Grow

Playin>
Uncle John>
Morning Dew>
Uncle John>
Playin
Ship Of Fools
Big River
Ramble On
Me & My Uncle
Bertha, Around
Wharf Rat>
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones

Saturday Nite

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 11, 2009 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

This Dew is fantastic! I haven't listened to it enough but I remember being blown away by the grace of the playing. The final jam is Jerry doing a very nice chord solo but he isn't furiously shredding but instead finessing it ever so sweetly. Oh yeah and the way they drop right back into heavy psychedelia right after the final chord in Dew is breathtaking. You really need the soundboard for 3-23-74 because there is one single individual close to the audience microphone loudly clapping along, off time, for the majority of the suite.

I enjoy the 2-14-68 Dew probably just because I've listened to it so many times but also because Jerry's voice is so nice in the 60's! Also, 5-6-70 is a very powerful version for me, heavy emotion 2 days after Kent State.

The one from February '74 is absolutely incendiary but I think it is a little sloppy as well.

I know there are some really great Morning Dews from after the European tour, especially coming out of Dark Star. Any recommendations?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 11, 2009 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -- Best Morning Dew ever!!! It's right here in the notes

Definitely agree that no post-hiatus Dew can be greatest ever - to me, simply because of Jerry's voice. Garcia had such a clean, sweet tone to his singing voice in the 60's and early 70's. While not the "best" singer, he could really belt em out in this honest gentle voice that draws the listener in. Although I love the 80's with Brent and Jerry did have some good nights vocally in the early 80s, the music draws me in more than the singing during this later era.

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